Dear Family and Friends of St. Lucy School, As you step into the hallways of St. Lucy School, you can feel the energy of the faculty/staff, parents and students. St. Lucy School is an exciting place to be every day, but this year, I felt a renewed spirit as I walked through the classrooms and listened as students interacted with their teachers. From our pre-k, and new full day kindergarten program through eighth grade, students are working on mastering their curriculum and applying what they know to the world around them while keeping focused on the real reason why we are all at St. Lucy School- to receive a Christ centered education rooted in academic excellence. This year’s school theme is “Do Something”. As we learn about Jesus and focus on scripture, we ask our students to do something for others. According to the lyrics in the song “Do Something,” by Matthew West, we are asked to reect on these words: “So I turned my eyes to Heaven I thought, “God, why don’t You do something?” He said, “I did, I created you. So it’s not enough to do nothing, it’s time for us to do something.” As a community, faculty, students and parents focus on sharing their God-given gifts in positive, life-giving ways to help others. Come visit St. Lucy School and see the great things that are happening. This summer the WCEA, a private educational accrediting agency awarded St. Lucy School a six year accreditation status which afrmed our self evaluation. Walk with our great faculty, staff and students as we renew our vision for St. Lucy School and support the formation and growth of our students. Take time to experience our community. We are working together to help our students know that they are important and can be a light unto others and they can achieve what they envision, just like our patron saint, St. Lucy. Thank you! Thank you for sharing your gifts of time, talent and treasure with St. Lucy School. It is amazing what can be achieved when we all work together. As I always say, “It takes a village to edu- cate a child.” Thank you for being part of our village and for your support and for believing in our mission. Blessings, Sue Grover, Principal St. Lucy School Mission Statement St. Lucy Parish School is a welcoming Catholic community that provides a Christ-centered education rooted in academic excellence. We are committed to developing individuals who actively serve the Church and the global society. School Administration Fr. Kevin Joyce P astor Sue Grover P rinciPal Jan Popolizio V ice -P rinciPal Suzanne D’Amico V ice -P rinciPal Rose Maynes D irector of c amPus m inistry Laurie Galdes D irector of a Dmissions anD a DVancement Joyce Billings D irector of t echnology Amy Yamamura o ffice m anager P rinciPal ’ s m essage 2 o ur 61 st y ear 3 c atholic i Dentity 4 g iVing t o o thers 5 W hat ’ s n eW in the c lassrooms 6 c urriculum 7 s teWarDshiP 8 f inancial o VerVieW 10 m ake a D ifference 11 t hank y ou 12 m emorial & c ommemoratiVe g iVing 13 21 st c entury l earning 14 h anDs o n l earning 15 e xtra -c urriculars 16 W e a re a f amily 17 a lumni n eWs 18 s tay i n t ouch 19 In this issue: Principal Sue Grover’s door is always open for students, parents, and alumni. It Takes a Village! We are extremely grateful for the hard work of our parent boards and committees. We couldn’t do it without them! School Advisory Board Advancement Committee Finance Committee Technology Committee Parent Teacher Group Booster Club Room Parents Scrip Team LEADERSHIP P rinciPal ’ s m essage Every six years, St. Lucy School undergoes a self-evalua- tion, led by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). We are thrilled to share that the WCEA awarded St. Lucy School a maximum six-year accredita- tion, which is the highest award given to schools! The mission of WCEA is to promote quality Catholic Education for students in our member elementary and secondary schools. A visiting team spends three days with the school community after review of a self-written self-study document. During the WCEA visit, the team observes in classrooms, investigates the written evidence of responses to the WCEA criteria, holds interviews with members of the school community, and prepares a written report on its ndings during the visit. We are very pleased that our efforts have been acknowl- edged, and we rmly believe in continuous improvement to ensure that our mission is fullled. St. Lucy School Receives Highest Accreditation Marks Cover Shot St. Lucy frst graders give a “thumbs up” to the start of the new school year and our “Do Something” school theme.